Air Cabin Crew

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Air cabin crew look after airline passengers and are responsible for their comfort and safety during their flight. They serve food, sell goods and deal with any problem or emergency that arises. They are sometimes called flight attendants.

The Work

Air cabin crew have a range of tasks, before, during and after a flight.

Before taking off you could be:

During the flight you could be:

Once the plane has landed you could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary depending on:

Basic starting salaries can range between £14,000 and £18,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to £28,000 a year for a cabin services manager. In addition to a basic salary you can earn commission for on-board sales and performance related bonuses.

You would have subsidised travel costs and possibly a living costs allowance when you work away from home.


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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:


Getting On

More Information

There is a lot of competition for this kind of work. You might find temporary work during busy holiday seasons before getting a permanent job. There are vacancies and information on training on various websites such as Aviation Job Search and

You can also check the vacancy sections of airline websites.


Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

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